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The 7 Most Common Household Items Dangerous To Dogs

The 7 Most Common Household Items Dangerous To Dogs

There are things in every dog owner’s environment that pose serious risk, possible injury and death to their dog. The problem is that most dog owners don’t even realize it! #7.  Plastic Bags and Plastic Wrap Just like these items...

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Dog Toys and Bowel Obstructions

Dog Toys and Bowel Obstructions

My heart aches for my friend and her five young children. They just lost their 4 year old dog. 4 years old is much too short a life to live. The worst part is that it could have been prevented,...

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Causes of Unwanted or Destructive Dog Chewing – And How To Stop It

Causes of Unwanted or Destructive Dog Chewing – And How To Stop It

Ohhhhh the horrors of destructive dog chewing! I, too, have lost a few items over the years to the jaws of an over exuberant canine partner! First, Let’s Understand Unwanted Dog Chewing Dogs don’t have hands, or fingers or thumbs!...

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The Dangers of the Holidays for Your Beloved Pets

The Dangers of the Holidays for Your Beloved Pets

The holidays can be dangerous for your pets. Counters are full of tasty treats that can not only make them sick but can also kill them. People are coming and going. And, it is the number one time of year...

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Team Building; Why Your Dog Training Will Never Change Until You Commit to One Thing!

One simple thing! Really, it is pretty simple. But first, let’s talk about why your dog training isn’t working. Training Just ponder that word for a moment. What does it bring to mind? If I say “We are going to...

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What Is Your Dog Trying to Tell You

What Is Your Dog Trying to Tell You

What IS your dog trying to tell you?  I ask myself this question all of the time. Sometimes I know exactly what they want (they stare at the cookie jar, or irritate me when it is close to feeding time),...

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Time Outs; Why They Work on Your Dog

Time Outs; Why They Work on Your Dog

Time outs! Who hasn’t used this parental trick on your kids after they have misbehaved? I remember having a hard time becoming “potential new step mom” and walking the line between lenient and an ogre and finding that time outs...

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Top 5 Reasons Your Dog Won’t Crate Train

Top 5 Reasons Your Dog Won’t Crate Train

  I get a lot of questions either asked of me in person, online, via email etc. And one of my biggest fixes for many things is utilizing a crate. Crates help with potty training, they help with chewing, they...

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Is This Toy Too Small?

Is This Toy Too Small?

I was recently visiting friends who had just acquired a new Labrador Puppy that was 8 weeks old! Talk about CUTE! I absolutely love puppies! It is so much fun to watch them experience all of their “firsts” and I...

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The Top 5 Ways to Ruin Your Dog

The Top 5 Ways to Ruin Your Dog

Want a short list on how to ruin that cute ball of fluff in your lap or at your side? Okay, so “ruin” is a pretty harsh word and dogs are very resilient; but there are some things that you...

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